To Whom It May Concern:
I recently retained Bill’s services as my divorce attorney. I am pleased to recommend Bill and his staff. He is professional, caring, trustworthy, and has extensive knowledge of the law. Bill is always prepared, always informative, and has the ability to make you feel as if you are his only client. In my opinion, these things, along with his impeccable attention to detail are what make him one of the best attorneys in the Phoenix area. It was a privilege to work with Bill and his staff, and I highly recommend their services.
I have used Bill Bishop as my attorney for the past couple of years, including a difficult and complex divorce. Bill has always been thorough, timely, insightful, wonderful to work with, and very effective. I have always been especially impressed with how Bill listens and gives credence to my views, while interjecting his own expertise when appropriate. I would highly recommend Bill’s services to anyone.
To Whom It May Concern:
I decided to rely on William D. Bishop to handle my divorce case. Mr. Bishop came highly recommended by one of my best friends, who I have complete faith in. After seeing the way Mr. Bishop handled my divorce case I can understand why this attorney has such an outstanding reputation.
My case did not involve distribution of assets or child support; however, it was complex since it did involve protection orders and abuse. Furthermore, two states had jurisdiction over the case which made things more complicated and stressful. William was very knowledgeable of the different laws that involved both states. He was also extremely skillful and intelligent when advising me the best strategies to follow in order to finalize my divorce here in Arizona (which was my goal). He kept me advised of every risk and alternative. In other words, Bill not only advised me of the advantages, but he was also honest when considering the risks and possible negative consequences.
I would also like to mention the exceptional job Jackie did. She was always there to answer all my questions and she always returned my calls within less than 24 hours. She is very clever and a great asset to rely on.
When we went to court I was extremely nervous; however, I felt that Mr. Bishop was not only my lawyer, but he also acted like I would expect a close friend to behave. He was kind and understanding. His confidence and positive attitude made me feel reassured and secure all the way through the process.
Divorce is a devastating, horrible, time consuming, experience to go through. Nevertheless, for anyone in need of an excellent, aggressive, attorney I would highly recommend Mr. William Bishop.
To whom it may concern:
The concept of writing positively about any aspect of a divorce appears counter intuitive…however these comments are written seven years after the fact, which may provide them the added credibility of having withstood the test of time.
My attorney was Bill Bishop and from our very first coffee house meeting he listened to each and every comment I made. He sensed what was core to my position and managed what was anger, frustration and exasperation. When appropriate he coached, when reasonable he allowed me to lead, and when necessary he provided a calming demeanor.
As with many divorces involving significant assets and income, the distance between each side was measured in miles not inches. Yet Bill possessed the ability to move the sides closer without unduly compromising my core objectives. In the midst of irrational and onerous demands he remained focused on the end goal vs engaging in non value added skirmishes…all the while ensuring that my composure was self contained.
Bill kept me informed of every risk, every option, and every advantage. He was a skillful chess master and maneuvered our case through the many bluffs and traps That characterize contentious legal situations.
In retrospect, I find that his guile and professionalism are serving me far better today, then I realized many years back. I would heartily recommend Bill and his team to anyone entering the murky realm of divorce litigation.
Mr. William D. Bishop represented me in my divorce; I could not have felt more comfortable than I did with Mr. Bishop as my Attorney.
- The quality of representation I received was of the highest anyone could expect.
- I always know Mr. Bishop was looking out for MY interest and MY rights! along with those of my children.
- Mr. Bishop, and his total staff treated not only myself, but everyone involved with my case, with the most professional attuned that you should expect from a law firm.
Our experiences with Bill go back over 15 years. He has been the only attorney ever retained for a divorce, child support, child custody and professional matters. Each situation that he has handled for our family has ended with results that have benefited us, we always feel like the winner. We have every confidence in the way he has handled anything that presents itself to our family. Bill has on all occasions handled every situation with great detail and understanding. We consider ourselves thankful that we have him.
Obviously none of us want to deal with legal matters, but if and when they do arise our first phone call is to the Bishop Law Firm.
I had the privilege of working with William Bishop on my case in 2009-2010. From the moment I met with Bill, he was able to ease my mind of the case with his knowledge and thoroughness during the initial consultation. After immediately hiring his firm at that point and ending my search for legal representation, he and his team went promptly to work on my case. I was pleased to learn that Bill had surrounded himself with a team of likewise individuals that shared Bill’s attentiveness, work ethic, and drive. Throughout the case, Bill made sure I always understood where we were in the process, his recommendations on strategy, and what my options were at every turn. When we entered the court room it was clear that I had the superior legal counsel. Bill was steps ahead of the opposition and it was clear. I recommend Bill Bishop to anyone in need of legal help in a family matter and I will continue to do so.
I would like to sincerely thank you and all the members of your firm in representing me with my recent custody dispute with my former spouse. As a Father, I walked into your office dejected by the thought that I would be relegated to the role of weekend Daddy. I was even more distraught by the dark and ominous path by which my case was proceeding. This was until; Mr. Bishop, you sat me down in your office, rolled up your sleeves, looked me dead in the eyes and said the words; “Tell me everything!”
Hope and strength had returned into my soul. You listened and you got to work immediately. By the conclusion of our first meeting you had already spoke to opposing counsel and were ready for action. You gave me a clear and logical path to take.
By the conclusion of my custody dispute not only had I gained what was most important to me; which was more time with my Son, but also the understanding that sometimes in order to, win you must play ball.
I do not want to take much of your time but wanted to send a quick thank you to you and Teresa for your assistance in my case in only the first month. Both you and Teresa have been very responsive to my emails, concerns and have done more in a month than my previous lawyer did in three. Your strategy so far has made me feel comfortable in the direction we are headed and confident we can get full legal and sole custody of my son which is the most important thing to me.
Teresa has been very responsive, pleasant and friendly to deal with whether it is by email and/or in person. Teresa greets you with a smile and listens to what you have to say or documents to drop off. I really appreciate the effort so far from my legal team.
Again just a quick note but I wanted to send a quick thank you to show my gratitude.
I wanted to write to you and thank you and your staff for an outstanding job you did on my divorce case. While most people hopefully do not need your offices services, you and your staff made the best of a very difficult time in my life.
I started with a different law firm and needless to say I was frustrated as I felt I was going nowhere and that my former attorney thought it was just best to give into my ex-wife’s demands because it was easier than responding to her attorney via back and forth conversations and discussions. This is when I knew I needed a change. From the first day I met with you, I got the feeling that you were interested, focused and committed to my case. I had more of a dialog with you in the first one hour session than I did in four months with my previous attorney.
Once I started with you firm, you and your team were focused and committed in my case. Anytime I had an issue, concern or question with my case either you or Jackie were available to answer the question. If Jackie could not answer she would give you a message to call me back and I would speak to you within 24 hours. That’s the service someone should receive in matters that have to do with time. You were also available via email which is a plus these days. Quick questions resulted in quick answers back. As we went to trail I could see that you were well prepared for court. One thing I really appreciated was your preparation work before trial. You had an agenda with me to make sure we were on the same page. Once we were in trial, you were focused on the issues at hand and asked the necessary questions to bring out the facts of the case and not the smoke and mirrors some attorneys try and illustrate.
In the end, I was very happy with the courts decision and I wanted to thank you for a job well done. I would also like to thank Jackie for her professionalism through out the process as well. She was a delight to work with. While I hope that I do not need your services again, if I have any issues I will not hesitate to come back to you and your firm for future services.
Allyson has been our attorney representing us in our Grand Parent Right case for the past year. We met Allyson when she was representing our daughter. After our daughter’s passing, we were restricted in our visits with our grandson. We were devastated to say the least and therefore we contacted Allyson. We decided that Allyson was the person we wanted as our counsel.
With Allyson as our attorney, our questions were answered quickly and to our satisfaction. Allyson helped us by giving professional suggestions which again guided us to make educated decisions.
On the day of our hearing, Allyson met with us before court and thoroughly went over every step and every factor of the case as it would typically unfold. Allyson told us to be prepared for multiple scenarios and calmed our anxiety and felt our pain while maintaining a confident sense of professionalism. Our case ended on a very positive note, thanks to Allyson.
With that being said, we would recommend Allyson Del Vecchio to anyone that is seeking a professional, knowledgeable and confident attorney to represent them in a any legal family matter.
After dealing with several attorneys, being unhappy with the results, and spending thousands of dollars, I was fortunate to have the pleasure of working with Allyson Del Vecchio. Ms. Del Vecchio is as good as it gets in terms of effective and experienced counsel, especially on matters requiring aggressiveness and understanding of the dynamics of the local court’s personalities and processes. Regardless of the complexity of the matter, she is someone who not only considers the legal strategy, but puts every matter into perspective. Her professional demeanor, honesty, and reliability make her a great attorney and an asset to any firm. I will always recommend Allyson Del Vecchio as one of the best family law attorneys in Arizona.
I would like to take this time to thank you so much for all you have done to resolve all issues pertaining to my son, Erik H.’s divorce. It was a pleasure meeting you a year ago when this situation first began, and I am pleased that you moved upon this and brought it to a conclusion. Your hard work is greatly appreciated.
Thank you again.
Fred Ruotolo represented me during my divorce that recently concluded. I am very satisfied with the legal advice and the working relationship we established during the process. Fred demonstrated he was an excellent listener and explained positions, perspectives, and the realities of the law’s application well. The approaches proposed to handle each stage in the process were reasonable and appropriate. In addition, Fred was available when I needed in depth explanations of the pluses and minuses of the available legal options. I would recommend Fred Ruotolo to anyone looking for a thoughtful and knowledgeable divorce attorney.
Mr. Fred Ruotolo was referred to us from a Family friend to handle a divorce for my elderly Father. Fred is unlike any Attorney that I have ever worked with and have no hesitation to recommend him as a FINE ATTORNEY. Every time I called Fred’s office, I talked to him on the phone. He also took the time and had the patience to work with my elderly Father and helped him through a very difficult situation in his life. Fred made sure everything was done in a timely manner and kept the cost down to a minimum.
I want to sincerely thank and recognize Fred Ruotolo for his understanding and compassion for my difficult and frustrating situation that had developed with my former spouse since our divorce. Fred was instrumental in providing legal counsel and submitting all necessary documentation to the courts. I chose to have full representation which allowed me to focus on managing the day to day issues and the assurance that all legal formalities would be followed up on by Fred. It was the perfect decision for me and when the need came to act quickly and complete our agreed upon resolution. Fred got the job done in short order and made the process simple for me. I now have a lawyer to consult with should there ever be a future need and my gratitude to Fred and his staff is sincerely deserved. THANK YOU!
To Mr. Ruotolo,
I want to thank Mr Mcgreavy who handled my living will and power of attorney for recommending you to me. You were a pleasure to work with from day one. Your knowledge of Arizona law which was a lot different from the Illinois law which is where I’m from regarding divorce paperwork and procedures was a great learning experience for me. Mr Ruotolo explained and answered all my questions and boy did I have some. His strategy in handling my case was great and I learned a lot including everything takes time and not everything is done in one day. I feel Mr Ruotolo worked hard on my case and I would recommend him to others, he was very professional in representing me and I thank him for that.
When I was faced with making the tough decision of filing for a divorce, I was looking for a law firm that would be able to guide me through this emotionally difficult situation. I was in a long term marriage with young children and I needed to protect my interests and yet still wanted to have the most amicable divorce possible.
I had interviewed two firms prior to meeting with Fred and once I met Fred, I knew I had found the firm and attorney that would work with me in this matter.
Fred demonstrated the compassion required in these cases but also had in-depth knowledge of the law and was able to answer my questions and provide me with solutions and options to difficult questions regarding custody and spousal maintenance. All of my questions (and there were many) were answered in a timely manner and Fred maintained correspondence with me on weekends and after hours with emails and phone calls when needed.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Fred and the Bishop Law Office P.C., P.C firm to any of my family, friends and acquaintances who were in involved with a family law case.
To Whom It May Concern:
I went through a nasty divorce about 6 years ago and since then my ex-wife and I have been to court numerous times over everything and anything. It always seemed that I always came out on the bottom. I recently contacted Bishop Law Firm and had the pleasure of working with Fred Ruotolo. For the first time in six years I finally felt that I had an attorney that was going to work for me! Fred was very patient and always took the time to explain everything to me in great detail. Fred was very knowledgeable about the law and made me understand why or how we were going to approach things. And for the first time in the 6 years I have been in court battles, I finally came out on top for once, all thanks to Fred! I will definitely be using Fred for my legal battles in family law from now on. Thank You Fred for being understanding, patient, down-to-earth and for being a great attorney!
To whom it may concern:
Our working with Fred Ruotolo was not only a learning experience but a pleasure. He opened our eyes to both sides of the situations which can be very frustrating but he tries to make it painless as possible. Fred took the time to explain the what and whys and if we should or should not do something. However, he also listened to everything we had to say and why we said it and how it could be beneficial to our case.
Fred was the most down to earth yet professional lawyer we have encountered. And that made us extremely comfortable at a very stressful time. We will continue to us Fred and Bishop Law as long as necessary. We take extreme comfort in that if anything arises we can contact Fred and he will give us the help we need.
As a family that “spreads the word”–we will definitely recommend Fred and Bishop Law to any and everyone we run across that needs an “Awesome Lawyer”.
Fred: Here are my answers to your firm questionnaire regarding your services:
1. My knowledge of the law.
A: I know to be the best that I have ever seen
2. Whether I responded to your inquiries in a timely manner.
A: You were very professional
3. How well I explained things to you.
A: Throughout our legal process, each step of the way was explained thoroughly and clearly. We felt completely comfortable.
4. Our strategy regarding your case issues
A: Fred was two steps ahead, all the time. Fred made sure to lay it all out there for us, so we could anticipate the next move with a strong knowledge base. With his help and honesty, we were able to make the best decisions regarding our case.
5. How well prepared I was and the skills presented in settlement letters and settlement negotiations.
A: Fred was very well prepared and realistic.
6. How well I presented your facts and issues during hearings and/or at trial.
A: Fred presented our case so well, we never had to go to a hearing! lol
7. If you felt that I worked hard on your case, knew your facts, and fought hard for you
A: Fred was the best that we’ve seen, in a long time. We felt very confident that Fred had our best interests at heart every time we had a meeting. Fred was honest with us, as well as realistic, so our expectations were exactly where they needed to be in order to get through this case with strength.
8. Whether you would recommend me to others who are involved in a family law case
My daughter and her young daughter were living in Phoenix when she realized that it would be necessary to leave her husband. She had initial conversations with several attorneys and fortunately chose to let Fred represent her. From the beginning he was always accessible and very good in responding to Emails or messages that were left. He was also conscientious in looking out for my daughter’s best interests and well-being.
When she needed to move out of their apartment, I was unable to help from almost 2000 miles away. Fred was able to set us up with an off-duty sheriff to be present on the morning she left to make sure the husband did not cause any physical problems for her or the baby. It gave us all a much better comfort level about the situation.
There were times when it felt like the process wasn’t moving very quickly towards a conclusion, but Fred certainly kept us informed and was looking for ways to speed it up. It was made more difficult by a reassignment of judges, the holiday season, and the very considerable delay tactics of her husband. Had we reached an agreement with her husband early on in the process, it would have been a much less desirable outcome than what she ultimately obtained. By allowing Fred the time for the process to work through to a conclusion, we ended up with an outcome far beyond our expectations.
We found Fred to be a knowledgeable and compassionate man, and it was a pleasure to work with him.
Although one would hope that you wouldn’t have to access the knowledge and expertise of your family law attorney for a lengthy period of time, I was incredibly fortunate in an unfortunate situation, to have had the opportunity of working with Fred Ruotolo.
Fred has represented me over the course of six years with regard to a myriad of family law and custody issues throughout my divorce. Not only was Fred approachable and sensitive to the issues at hand – given the emotions that surface during these types of proceedings, his thorough knowledge of family law and every issue we encountered, were handled in a timely fashion, a sincere interest and always a positive ruling in my behalf.
Fred was adept at clearly explaining a potential outcome and what avenues and strategies he planned on litigating that would not only be in my best interest, but in the best interest of my children. He never left one stone unturned in terms of understanding and dissecting every detailed aspect of my case, and it showed during trial.
In court, Fred is respectful and professional, even when opposing attorneys aren’t mindful of courtroom etiquette and conduct. He conducts himself in the utmost professional sense and has the gift of putting his clients at ease during a trial with his laid back confidence. He was also instrumental to my case when I was pro bono and I hired him to handle a myriad of issues including settlement negotiations.
I would recommend Fred to anyone who is seeking a family law attorney who is approachable, personable, knowledgeable, available, sincere and truly passionate about what he does. He took a sincere interest in my case and pursuing a positive outcome for all parties involved.
I am very grateful for having met and chosen Mr. Ruotolo to represent me in my family law case. He was extremely knowledgeable about the law and helped explain it to me in a way that I could easily understand. He was very responsive to all of my requests, including times over the holiday’s when urgent issues came up. Mr. Ruotolo helped create a solid strategy which allowed our case to proceed in a timely manor and avoided any long drawn out and potentially expensive battles. His ability to present our case and word communications with the opposing council in a fair and compromising way was instrumental in minimizing any unnecessary emotional battles. He was also very good at setting expectations with me and fighting hard on my behalf to achieve a very satisfactory outcome to my case.
Finally I want to say that I feel like I have gained a friend in the process, he really took the extra time to listen to me and provided emotional guidance as well through this difficult time. I would recommend Fred without hesitation to anyone who may need assistance with a family law case.
Just so you know my family adores you !!! And when I left that court room yesterday and saw you in action I knew God sent you to me to fight this battle because of the work you do I can keep my little girl safe !!!! One hurdle down and one more to go!!! The work you do is not over looked you are great at what you do and you do it with integrity !!! Thank you Steve from the bottom of my heart !!!!